Articles tagged Tony Vandervell

Page 7 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, July 1997

Moss, Brooks for Vanwall reunion

Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Vanwall will be reunited at Aintree on July 19-20, exactly 40 years after Moss recorded the first all-British World Championship Grand Prix victory at the Liverpool circuit in one of Tony Vandervell's can, chassis VW 10. Moss and Brooks are also due to share Aintree memories in a Saturday evening event in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall which will be worth...

Page 28 of September 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 1958

Book reviews

"The Ford Ten Competition Engine", by Philip H. Smith, A.M.I. Mech.E. 136 pp., 8 11/16 in. by 5 3/8 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 7, Milford Lane, Strand, London, W.C.2. 18s. 6d.) From the reliable pen of Philip Smith comes this comprehensive tuning manual relating to the Ford Ten engines. It covers a description of the basic engine, elementary tuning principles, dismantling and checking,...

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In the hot seat

Tony Brooks explains why he gave up the number one seat at Ferrari to run a small garage in Weybridge, why you should keep your in-car orange squash in a flask and why his mum thought he was the Pope! Do you think you drove better on the more challenging circuits? Mark L Shore, High Wycombe I think I drove the same at all the circuits, but perhaps the more challenging ones, Spa and the...

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Nevada Nirvana

No maximum capacity limit .No minimum weight limit. A compact calendar. And a massive prize fund. No wonder can-am brought the European stars flooding over. Among them was John Surtees, a talent who was about to put a troubled 12 months behind him. By Paul Fearnley . John Surtees is nine parts steely determination, one part cast-iron cussedness. By his own admission, he walked away from a...

Page 13 of June 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1955

Matters of Moment

Come along Britain! Mercédès-Benz, with the aid of two Englishmen, have won Italy's Mille Miglia, one of the world's toughest motor races. The German firm spared no effort or expense to achieve this victory, as will be apparent from the account of the race published in this issue of Motor Sport. This month another important sports-car classic takes place in France, the Le Mans 24-Hour Race of...

Page 9 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, November 1958

It's Showtime Again

The Editor's Annual Discourse on Miscellaneous Aspects of the Motoring Scene The London Motor Show is here again, which makes this an opportune moment to consider divers aspects of the motoring scene in the rather dicey-peacetime year, AD 1958. Moturing becomes more and more the premier pastime of the civilised world and little wonder, because, with private flying moribund and boats still a...

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Veteran to Classic - Forgotten Makes No 97: The Chiribiri

Some cars gain fame, some have fame thrust upon them. The Italian Chiribiri deserves to be remembered because Tazio Nuvolari, whom many people think was the greatest racing driver of his time, gained some of his early victories at the wheel of one, after he had foresaken racing motorcycles for cars. This car was the product of Antonio Chiribiri, was born in Venice in 1865 and who had worked at...

Page 100 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, September 1982

Thin Wall Special 1952

Chassis Type F1 Engine No, 375/010 While the Ferrari factory supplied the major components the car was assembled, modified and completed by the Vandervell racing team and many original components were replaced by improved ones manufactured by VP Ltd. It was a V12 Ferrari in concept but virtually a Vandervell by construction, and by the end of its short but active career it did not owe much to...

Page 28 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, February 1984

Looking back, with Cliff Allison

Of the Englishmen who drove Ferrari's classic Formula 1, front-engined Dino 246 machines, after 1958 World Champion Mike Hawthorn, of course, most of our readers will recall Peter Collins and Tony Brooks. Collins was a Ferrari team member from 1956 until his death in mid-1958, following an accident during the German Grand Prix, and scored a victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone at the...

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B.A.R.C. Goodwood Easter Meeting

Hawthorn (V6 Ferrari) wins sensational International "100" Glover Trophy Race. Victory for Moss (Aston Martin DBR2) in Sussex Trophy Race. Lewis-Evans (Beart-Cooper) wins 500-c.c. event and Brabharn's Cooper vanquishes Lotus in F II Lavant Cup contest. Lap record set to 97.3 m.p.h. by Hawthorn's Ferrari and Moss' Cooper. In spite of icy weather crowds estimated at some 60,000 went to Goodwood on...

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